Our family spends a lot of time in the outdoors. We like to ride 4-wheelers, fish, hunt, and go on hikes. Husband and I are planning on surprising our kids this summer by either renting a boat or having a fishing trip chartered. I can’t wait to see the smiles on our kids’ faces when we are out fishing and enjoying the water.

Do you fish, cruise, wakeboard, or sail? It has been years since I’ve been out fishing on a boat or even on a personal water craft for that matter. Boating and summer go hand in hand and there’s no better way to have fun than to get out on the water. Especially if you haven’t had a chance to get your feet wet this summer, I hope the Get on the Water tool and other tips on DiscoverBoating.com spur some ideas and awaken your inner boater. The Get on the Water tool helps you find exactly what you want to do on the water close to home (e.g. peer to peer rentals, PWC rentals, charters, etc.)

photo credit: clothjac.com
photo credit: clothjac.com

Looking for ways to get out and enjoy the water this summer be sure to check out Discover Boating. The 4th of July is right around the corner. Get out on the water and make this Independence Day one your family will never forget. Take your family boating this summer.

Check out the boat selector. There is a boat to fit every family and every outdoor water adventure.

If you find yourself on a boat and take a selfie, please use hashtags: #boatie and #discoverboating if you post to social media.

Discover Boating is the U.S. recreational boating industry’s nonprofit awareness program to help people get on the water to experience the fun of boating. For those looking to get their feet wet, DiscoverBoating.com is an unbiased online resource to explore the enjoyment and accessibility of the boating lifestyle.

• Boats are uniquely made in America: 94.9% of powerboats sold in the U.S. are made in the U.S.
• There were an estimated 12 million registered boats in the U.S. in 2014.
• 95% of boats on the water (powerboats, personal watercraft, and sailboats) in the U.S. are small at less than 26 feet—boats that can be trailered by a vehicle to local waterways.
• Boating is primarily a middle-class lifestyle as 71.5% of American boat owners have a household income less than $100,000.

Source: National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2014 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract

What are your favorite boating memories?



Hey there, I’m Tiffany! I’m a work-at-home mom of two rambunctious children (Jasmine, 9 + Sean II, 5) and recently widowed at just 35 years old. I've remarried and currently live right outside of Baton Rouge in Denham Springs, Louisiana with two adoring cats and a dog. Let's connect on Twitter @fabulousmomblog.


  1. I love boating. I haven’t been since I was a kid but would love to take my family someday. I’m pretty sure my kiddos would love it!

  2. We really should try this – we live right next to a rather large lake after all. Most of my boating experience has been off of the back of a dive boat. Driving one would be fun too though.

  3. I’ve only just started boating a few years ago but it’s been fun. We go with friends a lot of the time!

  4. This sounds like such a fantastic resource. My entire family loves going on boats and our goal is to befriend someone with a great boat on Lake Michigan. Ridiculous, huh? Fingers crossed!

  5. Elizabeth O. Reply

    Boating is definitely fun. We haven’t gone for years. We loved to go boating and fishing at the same time.

  6. We have had a boat for over 10 years and it is one of our family’s favorite ways to spend time together! Nothing better than being out on the lake, taking in some rays and spending time with the fam!!

  7. We purchased a boat a few years ago. We try not to go during holiday weekends since the lakes are busy making things more dangerous.

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